I finally started the painting I wanted to do of the three red tulips. I did not get very far (our waterheater had to be replaced this week!) but I have completed the background and am happy with the darkness and drama of it.
I used Frisket Masking Film to mask the flowers. I like this technique if the shape is simple. It lets me really lay down my darks. I am very timid without the safety the film provides. Something to work on!